Across the Corn Belt, cool, favorably dry weather prevails, following an extended period of abundant to locally excessive rainfall. Meanwhile, localized lowland flooding lingers in the western and central Corn Belt.
The spotty rains continued last week, interrupting fieldwork in many parts of the state and delaying the last of soybean planting. Producers continued spraying corn and soybeans and baling hay as weather permitted.
An early Summer-like, yet somewhat unsettled weather pattern will continue for east-central Illinois into the beginning of next week.
Expect day-to-day mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms on a widely scattered basis, although some development is possible earlier in the day, as well.
Across the Corn Belt, Midwestern corn and soybeans continue to benefit from favorable temperatures and abundant soil moisture.
Another heavy rainfall event is possible for central Illinois late Monday night through Tuesday night.
In the wake of yesterday’s outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms, weak high pressure takes hold today. A dry day is expected, with temperatures at early Summer-like levels on this first day of June, the start of meteorological summer.